The Giants have hired Dave Gettleman as their General Manager replacing the fired Jerry Resse.
“Given where we are as a team, we thought it was important to bring in someone with experience as a general manager and a proven track record,” Giants president John Mara and chairman Steve Tisch said in a statement. “Dave’s experience is unparalleled. He did an outstanding job as general manager in Carolina, and he was vital to our success during his tenure here. Dave is going to bring his own approach to our organization in how we draft and acquire players through free agency.”
Gettleman, 66, has deep roots with the Giants, having spent 15 years in New York as a personnel executive from 1998 to 2012. From there, the accomplished talent evaluator was hired as general manager of the Panthers, serving four seasons in Carolina and helping to guide the team to a Super Bowl in 2015. He has big decisions in front of him …the naming of the new head coach, what to do with their draft pick whether it is number 2 or 3 in the draft cleaning up the lac of discipline especially on the defensive side of the ball. Don’t forget three defensive players were suspended during the regular season for conduct detrimental to the team and of course the elephant in the room …Will Eli Manning be on the Giant roster in 2018.
With the GM in place it will be interesting to see how things unfold…let the housecleaning begin.